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The Innovation Excellence community is a place to experiment and try stuff and invite you to join in. The Anti-Summit, April 23-24, in NYC is one of those experiments! Continue reading

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If you are planning on hosting an idea event you would do well to share these five ground rules from Michael Allen before you start any ideation session. Continue reading

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Getting innovation right is a challenge for most businesses and leaders. There are specific actions an innovation leader can encourage to help guide the organic efforts of their firm. Yet if bad habits or poor execution exist, most of these efforts will fail to produce the step change in sustained innovation results that are the goal. Continue reading

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10 Ways to Discover What You Don’t Know that You Don’t Know

The mindset of innovation is characterized by a deliberate attempt to question what you know and explore what you don’t. In large organizations this manifests itself in a very simple equation;Innovation = reducing errors + increasing insights. It is this dilemma that plagues most organizations.. Continue reading

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FirstBuild Taps the Crowd to Hack the Home of the Future

Evolving Business Models to make them “Disruption Ready”: This is a finding from the 2014 GE Global Innovation Barometer, which provides insight on disruption, collaboration and the future of work. Continue reading

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In a study of ideas “only 3 percent of the people come up with their best ideas at work” (which is, of course, when many of us need them most). We looked into some of the most unlikely places where great thoughts emerge and you might be surprised what we found. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing? Continue reading

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